- President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are scheduled to visit Nyamira on Thursday.
- The President’s visit will be his first to the region since his victory was invalidated by the Supreme Court.
Nyamira County Assembly on Wednesday defeated an adjournment motion to allow them attend President Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaign rallies in the region on Thursday.
Nineteen members affiliated to the National Super Alliance used their tyranny of numbers in the House to reject the motion tabled by Minority Leader Denis Kebaso.
Mr Charles Barongo argued that allowing such a motion “will set bad precedence in the House” as each member may seek similar adjournments once their political party leaders visited the area.
“This is a campaign period and Mr Kenyatta is coming visiting not as a President but a presidential candidate. My presidential candidate is Raila Amolo Odinga and therefore I cannot attend the Jubilee rally,” Mr Barongo said.
Mr Thaddeus Nyabaro defended the motion, saying the Head of State was still the President of Kenya despite the repeat presidential elections and they should adjourn to attend the function.
“It will be bad if I will not attend the President’s function since he is going to land in my Ekerenyo ward,” Mr Nyabaro said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are scheduled to visit Nyamira on Thursday.
The two leaders are expected to start their campaign rallies at Ekerenyo sports ground in North Mugirango before moving to Gesima in Kitutu Masaba constituency.